Nicholas DiGiovanni is a novelist, essayist and journalist. Born in New Jersey and raised in Yonkers, New York, he is the author of a novella, Rip, published in November 2011 by Black Angel Press. His fiction has appeared in Paterson Literary Review, Identity Theory, The Caribbean Writer, and elsewhere.
Five times since early 2010 he has been chosen for fiction-writing fellowships/residencies at the acclaimed Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
DiGiovanni founded the Delaware Valley Poetry Festival, held annually in western New Jersey since 1998, which has featured many widely-acclaimed poets including Robert Pinsky, Rita Dove, Louise Gluck, Paul Muldoon and Gerald Stern.
A longtime resident of western New Jersey, he is presently living in Highland Park, New Jersey. He is working on a short novel based on the life of the early 20th century Italian/Argentinian anarchist Severino DiGiovanni. He is also plotting and planning a mystery/detective novel story — perhaps a series of stories — set in the Hudson River Valley. Also in the works a Kindle/iPhone/iPad downloadable version of his magic-realist novella/parable titled The Dogs of Arroyo, which is amid the Santeria culture of Puerto Rico.